Obituary of Nadine Glover
Nadine Glover September 8, 1931 – December 11, 2018
Nadine Glover passed away peacefully in Grass Valley aged 87. Born Mary Nadine Pfalmer in Trinidad, Colorado, the only child of Frank and Flossie (Davis) Pfalmer, she was always known by her middle name, Nadine. In 1941 the family moved to California. She was a graduate of Compton High School and then attended Pepperdine University, graduating in 1952 with the goal of teaching. During her college years she was also in the U.S. Naval Auxiliary. After a trip to Europe in 1953, she accepted a teaching job at Hesperian School in San Lorenzo and moved to Northern California. While living at The Chateau, a rooming house in Berkeley, she met the love of her life, Ernest “Bud” Glover, whom she married in 1955. The couple moved to Pleasant Hill and then to Lafayette, where they raised their two children. By this time, Nadine transferred to the Mount Diablo School District where she taught grades K – 3 at Wren Avenue, Concord Elementary, and lastly, at Hidden Valley School in Martinez.
After her retirement in 1990, Nadine and Bud moved to Lake of the Pines, where she was active in the Higgins Diggins Lioness Club, the Fire Auxiliary, and the VFW. Nadine had a lifetime love of reading, travel, history, genealogy, and sewing. She and Bud took many trips, often with friends, traveling across the U.S., the British Isles, Ireland, Europe, and Canada. In 2005 she and Bud held their 50th anniversary celebration which was well attended by family and friends from across the U.S. and England.
When Bud passed away in 2006, Nadine continued volunteering with her local groups, often meeting her friends for lunches, fundraising activities, and library book sales. Her pride and joy were her grandsons and she helped them with their education and care, and lived long enough to see them both attending universities.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Andy) Williams of Grass Valley; son, Kevin Glover of Auburn; grandsons Gareth and Rowan Williams; cousin Jackie Johnson of Arizona; nephews Tommy Glover of Connecticut, and Shirley “Danny” Cantley of Florida, as well as many dear friends.
Nadine will be remembered for her sense of humor, her caring nature, and her love for her family and friends. We miss you, Mom…
The family wishes to thank Dr. Neva Monigatti-Lake, Brunswick Village, Hospice of the Foothills, and her many friends for the care and companionship in her final years. The family will hold a small private ceremony where Nadine and Bud’s ashes will be scattered together.
The family requests that contributions in Nadine’s memory be made to Planned Parenthood, Hospice of the Foothills, or favorite animal rescue organization.
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